Permanent Exposition

The permanent exhibition consists of ten exhibits.

The first one is an exhibit called The Heart of the Pavilion - a fountain filled with water running down from organic capillaries made of the same material as the entwined cloud shielding the garden around the National Pavilion. The S.A.W.E.R system will also be located on the ground floor of the pavilion. - a device that functionally integrates five Czech patents and innovations from researchers at the Czech Technical University and the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, it produces water from the air using only solar energy and cultivates the desert - a technology capable of creating an oasis in the sand. The functioning of the system will be described in detail by a didactic wall with impressive animations. The water provided by the S.A.W.E.R. system will be used to irrigate the gardens around the National Pavilion.

Visitors will enter the first floor around a monumental installation from LASVIT, designed by Maxim Velčovský. The exhibit called Golden Rain will be made of metal fibres and glass and will combine traditional glass production with modern technologies. The whole installation will consist of dozens of individual golden streams with glass drops inside each of them. The drops will pulse in space using dynamic lighting.

These three exhibits will be complemented by another seven permanent installations. Two of them will be housed in the rotating exhibition space - an exhibit called Phoenix Energy by Jakub Nepraš, which depicts two layers operating with different meanings - the bottom layer will show the visitor a perception of time and the material sphere upon which civilization depends today. The top layer will show how one should devote himself to the mental sphere and to care for it. This exhibit will be directly followed by an abstract painting by Adéla Oliva entitled Six Elements, which is created under the auspices of the Kroupa Gallery and which shows the balance of the elements and human thinking.

Another part of the pavilion, which will provide space for permanent installations, is the exhibition entitled “The Czech Republic: The Country for the Future”.

That part will be opened by the Prusa 3D Farm - an interactive wall of personal 3D printers from Průša Research, which create three-dimensional elements of a puzzle, assembled in real time by visitors of the pavilion. This will be followed by the 3D Arm - a robotic arm, created in collaboration between the universities BUT, TBU, and the company Fillamentum, presenting the idea of material sustainability and technological advancement which uses sand and degradable bioplastics from waste fats for 3D printing.

The exhibit directly following the robotic arm is the exhibit We Speak Plantish - a fully automated robotic line from the company PSI that can read how plants react to various conditions and shocks and suggest the appropriate care for them based on the data collected. In the National Pavilion, visitors will find out how the plants react, for example, to music that they will be able to play on the spot on the glass water organ by Petr Nikl – which is another exhibit called Darkov Waves. This exhibit will be the central element of the relaxation zone as the elevated platform will allow visitors to sit, relax and watch the rest of the exhibition space.

The last internal exhibit is a glass sculpture by Vlastimil Beránek called ICE, which boasts the title of the largest polished glass sculpture in the world.